Friday, 22 September 2017


World Eleven Players Arrive in Lahore Amid Unprecedented Security

World Eleven

LAHORE: In what could be the beginning of international cricket resuming in strife-torn Pakistan, a World Eleven side landed in Lahore on Sunday night for a Twenty20 series against the hosts. An unprecedented security greeting the side, to be led by South African captain Faf du Plessis, at the Allama Iqbal ...

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India announce squad for Australia ODIs


MUMBAI: India on Sunday recalled pacers Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav to the squad for the first three one-day internationals against Australia in the upcoming limited-over home series. Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja continued to be rested as the selectors announced a 16-member squad for the series starting ...

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Younis Khan rejects PCB’s farewell offer


LAHORE: Former Pakistan batsman Younis Khan has rejected the Pakistan Cricket Board’s offer to attend a farewell event scheduled in his honour, and that of Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi – the three stalwarts of Pakistan cricket who retired recently. While Afridi was initially supposed to be given a farewell T20I ...

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England’s Anderson on top of Test rankings


LONDON: James Anderson’s career-best figures have catapulted the England pacer to the top of the International Cricket Council’s Test bowling rankings. The swing bowler produced something of a clinic as he took seven for 42 against West Indies – a haul that included his 500th Test wicket – in England’s nine-wicket ...

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For the greater good of Pakistan cricket: Sammy

Darren Sammy

DUBAI: Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy believes that the World XI’s tour of Pakistan next week will be for the greater good of the country and is glad that they can play a significant part in international cricket returning to Pakistan. After the absence of international cricket for years ...

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Will play for another 10 years if I remain fit: Kohli

Virat Kohli

NEW DELHI: India captain Virat Kohli will like to “play for another 10 years” if he is able to train as hard as he is at this point of time in his career. Kohli, who will turn 29 in less than two months time, spoke about how players at times ...

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Australia’s batting fragility worries skipper Smith


DHAKA: Australia must address their tendency to collapse before this year’s Ashes series against England, skipper Steve Smith said after his team levelled their two-test series against Bangladesh. Humbled inside four days in the series opener in Dhaka, Australia romped to a seven-wicket victory in Chittagong, but not before another ...

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Grant Elliott: Going to Lahore will feel like home

Grant Elliott

LAHORE: Rated currently as one of the top Twenty20 (T20) specialists in the world, the 38-year-old Grant Elliott has been a popular figure at the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and most recently led Birmingham Bears to the final of the Natwest T20 Blast tournament. With over 2,000 runs to his ...

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Indian cricketer Mithali Raj trolled on Twitter

Mithali Raj trolled

MUMBAI: India captain Mithali Raj and her team left a blazing trail behind them in the ICC Women’s World Cup behind them. While their performance in the tournament caught the eye, the outspoken attitude of Raj also gained her plaudits. But, social media is full of those who consider themselves ...

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Australia beats Bangladesh by 7 wickets, evens series at 1-1

Nathan Lyon

CHITTAGONG: Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon returned a career best 13-154 on Thursday as his team completed a seven-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the second test to level the series. Lyon followed up his 7-94 with 6-60 in the second innings to wrap up Bangladesh’s innings for 157 on the fourth ...

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